Pohjolan Voima’s subsidiary PVO-Vesivoima Oy and Caverion have signed a follow-up agreement concerning operation and maintenance for the Kokemäenjoki, Iijoki and Kemijoki hydropower plants in Finland. The agreement will ensure the continued cost efficiency of maintenance and high availability of PVO-Vesivoima’s hydropower plants.

The cooperation between Caverion and PVO-Vesivoima began already in 2011. With regard to work safety and operational results as well as high quality of work and continuous development, Caverion has proven that it is the right partner for the maintenance and local operation of the plants.

“It is great that our partnership with Caverion will continue. We can rest assured that our plants will continue to be maintained by responsible and skilled people. Hydropower production must be available exactly when reserve capacity is needed, so planned preventive maintenance and the timing of maintenance play a significant role in the operational reliability of the plants. In addition to conventional maintenance, it is important that we are able to develop our plants together and use new technology in the continuously changing operating environment,” says Jani Pulli, Managing Director of PVO-Vesivoima Oy.

With planned preventive maintenance, work scheduling and digital solutions that use IoT and data analytics, Caverion offers the tools for systematic and planned preventive maintenance – before any malfunctions of equipment can occur. Data analysis makes it possible to find opportunities for increasing the efficiency of operations and enhance the availability of the plants.

“Our cooperation with PVO-Vesivoima has always been open and very smooth. We actively seek solutions and develop operations together. The energy market is undergoing continuous change and, as a renewable source of energy, hydropower facilitates agile sustainable electricity production to regulate and supplement other forms of energy production. We are grateful for the trust placed in us and will work accordingly, promoting the efficiency of fossil-free energy production and occupational safety,” says Elina Engman, Head of Caverion Industry division.

Caverion’s hydropower and industrial services professionals manage PVO-Vesivoima’s sites extensively, and when needed, utilise the expertise of all 200 hydropower employees.

For more information, please contact:

Jani Pulli, Managing Director, PVO-Vesivoima Oy, tel. +358 50 386 2680, jani.pulli@pvo.fi,

Elina Engman,  Head of Caverion Industry division, tel. +358 50 351 4673, elina.engman@caverion.com 

PVO-Vesivoima Oy, a member of Pohjolan Voima Group, is the owner or co-owner of twelve plants at Iijoki, Kemijoki, Kokemäenjoki and Tengeliönjoki. They provide reserve capacity that is important to balance the consumption and production of electricity. The company’s share of the electricity output of the plants is a total of 449 megawatts. PVO-Vesivoima produces an average of 1.7 terawatt hours of electricity per year. Hydropower is a renewable, domestic, decentralised, carbon-neutral and particularly flexible form of generating electricity.

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